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The Alpha Bet [Read] ➬ The Alpha Bet By Stephanie Hale – Thomashillier.co.uk Some teenagers use drugs or sex to escape overbearing parents I used books All my life my mother has been hovering over me, afraid to let me experience anything So I got really good grades, graduated Some teenagers use drugs or sex to escape overbearing parents I used books All my life my mother has been hovering over me, afraid to let me experience anything So I got really good grades, graduated from high school when I was sixteen, and escaped to The Alpha PDF/EPUB ² a new life my own life at college To jump start my social life, I decided to rush the Alphas, the most exclusive sorority on campus Things started to get complicated when I told one little white lie Okay, maybe not so little Then one of the sisters invoked The Alpha Bet, a super secret set of alphabetical tasks we pledges have to complete to prove our loyalty Now, The Alpha Bet has taken over my life Can you spell B E T R A Y A L.


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  1. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.comGrace Kelly has no idea what she s getting into She graduated high school early and now she s heading to college, roughly an hour away from home and her overprotective mother At 16, she s ready to let life take control.She and her roommate decide to rush the Alphas Grace Kelly admires the sisters, but unfortunately for her, she s asked to leave due to an altercation with another girl.She s not ready to let go of her dreams, so she creates the mo Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.comGrace Kelly has no idea what she s getting into She graduated high school early and now she s heading to college, roughly an hour away from home and her overprotective mother At 16, she s ready to let life take control.She and her roommate decide to rush the Alphas Grace Kelly admires the sisters, but unfortunately for her, she s asked to leave due to an altercation with another girl.She s not ready to let go of her dreams, so she creates the mother of all lies and worms her way back into the running Now, the three pledges must complete the Alpha Bet, a series of twenty six tasks set up by the sisters of the house How far will she go to secure her rush spot Grace Kelly knows that while her roommate took care to make her look like an Alpha, she s starting to feel like one, too She s also feeling guilty about the lie she told to become accepted What will the sisters do if her secret becomes public knowledge This is a cute, fun read with romance, friendship, and one evil girl I liked the relationships between Grace Kelly and her roommate, especially considering how they first met I liked the tasks set by the sisters and the sisters themselves I loved the geek to glam part of the book and not just on the outside


  2. Books Books says:

    REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS LOTS OF IT Wow How bad does one s luck have to be to read two books in a row both featuring a sucky, self pitying, pathetic protagonist Yep, that seems to be my luck lately I wished the previous book I read, with an even worse protagonist, a hearty farewell, and was quite excited to start The Alphabet as it has a really nice cover and a book summary that hooked me right away As it turns out, it was just another one of those books that failed to perform its REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS LOTS OF IT Wow How bad does one s luck have to be to read two books in a row both featuring a sucky, self pitying, pathetic protagonist Yep, that seems to be my luck lately I wished the previous book I read, with an even worse protagonist, a hearty farewell, and was quite excited to start The Alphabet as it has a really nice cover and a book summary that hooked me right away As it turns out, it was just another one of those books that failed to perform its primary function to entertain the reader The absurdity started early By the first ten percent of the book, barely three days at her new college, our female lead had already made a new BFF for life, and had undergone wait for it a complete makeover by the hands of the aforementioned, newly befriended, BFF with the spectacularly creative name, Jentry Grace Kelly is apparently a nerd, though I found nothing in this story proving to me that she is indeed a nerd, except that she does well academically in my opinion that doesn t necessarily make her a nerd , and she s clumsy as heck which also does not shout nerd status I mean this girl can t walk two steps without tripping over herself and nearly splitting her head open To add to the ridiculousness even , new BFF, Jentry, has Grace Kelly attend sorority rush in kitten heels Of course predictably disastrous.So Grace Kelly gets kicked out of rush, blames her high heels for this tragedy, and then goes ahead and has a full on tantrum, crying loudly right outside the sorority house Oh, and yes, she s in college at the age of sixteen, so her childishness can be forgiven, I guess However, it goes downhill from here when she devises a colossal lie to get accepted into the Alpha Alpha Alpha sorority Uhm no That didn t work for me She lies to her overprotective mother as well, and really, the lying doesn t end there and not only with her parents You wouldn t think it I know I didn t , but it got worse Keep in mind that Grace Kelly or GK for short is ONLY sixteen She claims never to have been kissed before OK, I can maybe believe that But when, during the first week at college, she s at a sorority party and claims she has no idea what a beer bong is, I admit I wasthan skeptical I mean, does this girl not watch movies or television One of the sorority sisters instructs GK to do the beer bong thing exactly the way you see it done in teen rom coms , and she doesn t even think twice Next thing, GK is upside down with a pipe stuck down her throat, guzzling gallons of beer and she only gets buzzed Drinks beer for the FIRST time in her life LOTS of it and she only gets buzzed Riiiiiiiight.Still, all that is nothing in comparison to what she does next Now peeps, this is the point where I knew I had it with this little brat Our alleged child prodigy protagonist is having a sleepover at the sorority where she s pledging, when the Omegas frat boys storm in for a panty run Grace Kelly doesn t yet live in the sorority house where they re having the sleepover, and has no undies that can be taken So what does our sixteen year old nerd protagonist do when approached by the masked Omega whom she s known for maybe a week and for whom she s already prepared to give anything The little virgin who has never been kissed, quickly takes of her panties and HANDS it her insta love interest Speaking of love interest It just so happens that GK isn t the only child prodigy at college Coincidentally, so is the guy she crushes on He s seventeen, so that automatically and conveniently gets him out of any trouble he could ve been in for engaging with our underage protagonist Isn t that sweet At fifty percent I ve already hadthan enough of this book, but still I couldn t put it down Why Because it s like one of those car wrecks next to the freeway and though you know you shouldn t look at the wreckage and possible carnage, you just can t stop yourself I can even compare it to one of those cheesy Hallmark movies that irritates the heck out of you, but you just can t stop watching See what I mean I feel I deserve a medal for bravely soldiering my way through this entire mess.Now I can go on and on and outline why this book, and mainly the mean, unlikable protagonist, didn t work for me in oh so many ways, but I just don t have the time and energy for it The forced and unnatural dialogue made it harder to enjoy Most of the dialogue was either shouted, screamed, or yelled At one point I wondered whether the characters have problems hearing each other Despite everything I said, I do believe The Alphabet has potential, but it still needs a lot of work This is the first and only book I ve read by this author and, regrettably, will probably also be the last Sorry


  3. Drea Drea says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So, this book is cute, but it has too many issues for my book Many that are just too convenient for my taste.1 I can buy ONE 16 year old graduating early and going to college, but TWO In the SAME school and they happen to be LOVE interests Come on I know it was the only way to properly do a love interest, but you know she didn t have to have one 2 Her lie just happens to be his truth Why There are plenty of other ways for her to be forced to tell the truth Grace Kelly was a good girl So, this book is cute, but it has too many issues for my book Many that are just too convenient for my taste.1 I can buy ONE 16 year old graduating early and going to college, but TWO In the SAME school and they happen to be LOVE interests Come on I know it was the only way to properly do a love interest, but you know she didn t have to have one 2 Her lie just happens to be his truth Why There are plenty of other ways for her to be forced to tell the truth Grace Kelly was a good girl She would have done it one her own.3 They don t believe in hazing, but, um, I m not sure their Alpha Bet Challenges are any better She has to kiss a girl, destroy the cheerleaders panties, break and enter, drink beer.all things no 16 year old girl should be doing Okay, so at that point they don t know she s 16 but even at 18 She could have seriously gotten in trouble for half of her challenges 4 Sloane secret not being found out The president can find out that GK is only 16, but not that she s already a Zeta Shouldn t that be on file somewhere And with as much hatred as they have for them shouldn t they KNOW who is in there 5 And while we re talking on the fact of sororities, only two And the Alpha s only take 2 pledges If you count their spring rush, that s only 4 new members a year How do they keep the sorority running And how the heck do they have too many girls to get each girl a challenge 6 The science fair GK is suppose to be the ULTIMATE geek girl brain wizard, yet she waits to do her entry until a week before Not only that, but why is she entering again She already has a 4 yr scholarship Why does she need another one Maybe there isthan one prize choice 7 For being a smart girl GK is rather dumb Charlie TELLS her nothing is happening w Sloane, yet she still believes he s lying because she wrote Charlie Sloane on her white board Or because they re working on a fundraiser the Alphas aren t doing HELLO, if could have given so many different lies And Sloane has been out to get you from the start, so why are you believing her WHITE BOARD over the cute guy who has never been anything but NICE to you 8 Oh, and the mother issues I hated how she blamed her mom for everything Like never encouraging her to look better Um, it was mentioned in the first 50 pages that she tried to get you to buy new clothes but you wanted a MICROSCOPE And how does one forget that their mom took them to get contacts or bought training bras You re only 16 so these things should have happened in the past 5 year or so And considering you FREAKED out when she took you to get contacts, you would think that would be semi rememberable And bras don t mysteriously appear so obvious she did buy you a braunless at 16 you re still not wearing one Wow, okay, I hadissues with this book than I thought Don t get me wrong there were many cute things about it I loved her relationship with Jentry I even really liked her relationship with Charlie I could have used , he was a sweetheart I can even say I like how she works out her mother issues Sadly, though, it s not enough for me to give the book a glowing review


  4. Les Les says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Not bad premise but too many illogical issues and improbabilities Specifically She is 16 when she enters college but coincidentally Charlie just happens to have done so as well so there is only a one year age difference For some unexplained reason, she sees it as a problem when he turns 18 and she s only 17, but they ll have been dating for a year by then I don t know why it would be a problem for an 18 yo to date a 17 yo It happens every day so I m not sure what the issue would be.Charlie Not bad premise but too many illogical issues and improbabilities Specifically She is 16 when she enters college but coincidentally Charlie just happens to have done so as well so there is only a one year age difference For some unexplained reason, she sees it as a problem when he turns 18 and she s only 17, but they ll have been dating for a year by then I don t know why it would be a problem for an 18 yo to date a 17 yo It happens every day so I m not sure what the issue would be.Charlie also just happens to be the real nephew of the woman she pretended to be the neice of somehow that never came up in all the Google searching she did The sorority mathwork is totally implausible Supposedly they have to get clearance from their National to takethan 2 pledges This doesn t explain how the sorority can have enough members for there to be at least 26 sisters to generate the Alpha Bet Most colleges only have one sorority rush per year but even if they take 2pledges in the spring that gives them 4 each year So they d have to have 7 years worth of pledges to get the minimum number needed No Greek organization could survive with those minimums speaking as a former fraternity president.The college is big enough to have 300 people in an organic chemistry class but there are only 2 sororities on campus and only 33 girls go through rush to try to join the social powerhouse Alphas And Sloane is sneaky enough to pledge Alpha without anyone knowing that she s already a Zeta, yet she blows her cover by being in charge of a Zeta fundraiser and openly meeting with Charlie to plan it and Charlie somehow doesn t pick up which sorority she s representing Grace lies to the Alphas and resigns but they then initiate her anyway because she saves them from the Zeta s.The science contest is also a little incongruent It s not clear why college students would be entering a contest that offers 4 years of college scholarship as the prize Sounds like that should be for high school students Given that she has already won the contest and the full ride to college it isn t clear what she gains from entering again or why she would be allowed to And Charlie is a college soph and he s entered in the competition as well.On the positive side, it showed Grace rethinking a lot of her attitudes about her family, particularly her mother, and having a lot of personal growth The bet requirements were sometimes amusing and Jentry was amazingly tolerant of Grace s brother Without the logical issues that I found distracting I could have rated this higher


  5. Sandy Sandy says:

    Grace Kelly won a scholarship to college at a science fair, so graduates high school early and moves into the dorm Her new roommate helps her break out of the shell she s been hiding behind and convinces her to rush a Sorority She lies to become a pledge and then has to complete 26 tasks to become a full fledged member Can she balance her schoolwork, the Sorority, the guy she has a crush on and living on her own Can she keep up with all her lies GK seemslike a ditzy blonde cheerleader Grace Kelly won a scholarship to college at a science fair, so graduates high school early and moves into the dorm Her new roommate helps her break out of the shell she s been hiding behind and convinces her to rush a Sorority She lies to become a pledge and then has to complete 26 tasks to become a full fledged member Can she balance her schoolwork, the Sorority, the guy she has a crush on and living on her own Can she keep up with all her lies GK seemslike a ditzy blonde cheerleader than a super smart science geek She totally ignores stuff that stares her right in the face and is completely self centered, but of course, gets everything she wants in the end


  6. Liza Wiemer Liza Wiemer says:

    The ALPHA BET was pure fun If you want a clever read with bold, interesting characters set on a small college campus and plenty of sorority mischief, this is the book to read Don t think typical sorority, the Alphas are a group of young women who think outside of the box and when it comes down to finding the perfect new pledges for their sisterhood, the challenges will keep you turning the pages and wondering what next


  7. Cierra Rose Cierra Rose says:

    Best romantic,drama and fun twist involved in this novel The perfect read for college students or any teenager I really enjoyed the character and relationships.1


  8. Marilee Marilee says:

    Cheesy but cute, if not a little contrived at times.


  9. Julia Klatte Julia Klatte says:

    The story The Alpha Bet is about a geeky 16 year old girl named Grace Kelly Cook She has no self confidence and no friends She is starting college and wants to make a fresh start When she met her roommate she knew she could When they gave her a makeover she looked like a new person and thought her knew look would give her confidence She knew there was one thing she was missing to be a member of a sorority She didn t get in the Alpha She lied to them and told them she was related to som The story The Alpha Bet is about a geeky 16 year old girl named Grace Kelly Cook She has no self confidence and no friends She is starting college and wants to make a fresh start When she met her roommate she knew she could When they gave her a makeover she looked like a new person and thought her knew look would give her confidence She knew there was one thing she was missing to be a member of a sorority She didn t get in the Alpha She lied to them and told them she was related to someone named Edwina Fey who was a part of the Alphas When she told them that, she found out Edwina Fey is famous and she knew she would be caught, but she wasn t Now she had to compete for one of the 2 spots in the Alphas She was competing against her roommate and a girl who hated her She then met this guy named Charlie They fell in love and she knew she couldn t date him because she was 16 She told him that and he told her that he was only 17, and she was so relieved The only thing she felt bad about was that she lied to the Alphas, and so she was ready to give up being an Alpha and tell them she lied They kicked her out She later found out that the girl who hated her was spying for another sorority and tells the Alphas At the end of the story they accept her back into the Alphas I liked the book alot and I thought it was a little boring at times I liked the author s style of writing though She brought her writing to life I disliked the boring detailing, sometimes there was too much detailing in the story When it got boring I kind of wanted to stop reading but I pushed through it and the story actually got better I liked the character of Grace Kelly because she knew she wasn t very popular, but still wanted to try as hard as she could to make friends and increase her self confidence I liked that she wasn t afraid of people and did everything she could to make herself feel like she fit inI also liked the character of her roommate because she showed Grace Kelly what it was like to have high self esteem and how to make friends, as well as getting good grades in school I felt the plot was very engaging because it showed rather than told I thought it was a bit boring at times, but it sped up after a while and then slowed down again The characters fit well together and that s what made the plot work The plot related to what people in real life are going through, and that helped me connect with the book It has a very interesting plot, and was different than other books I ve read before i think the conflict of the story is that Grace Kelly is afraid to make friends and have rejections with boys She thought she would never have any friends and only be the geeky girl She also never had any luck with guys because she had no fashion sense and no self esteem She wanted to be apart of the social network but could never bring herself to do it A possible theme for this story is that trying new things broadens your horizons For example, when Grace Kelly arrived at college she was ready to make friends and start a new life as a confident young woman And when she got a makeover she wasn t comfortable with the idea but when it was all over she loved the makeover It s like if someone is not very sure about cutting their hair short and they do it and like the style They are stepping out of their comfort zone I would probably recommend this book to someone who loves romance stories There is alot of flirting in this book i would also recommend this book to someone who loves stories about people figuring out mysteries An example is that Grace Kelly has to figure out a way to expose a girl, who is spying on the Alphas for another sorority, who hates the Alphas She figures it out and she tells the Alphas This book is not for everyone though I think some people would think this book is kind of slow At times the book is slow I like and disliked the author s style of writing Sometimes it is interesting and easy to follow, and I don t want to stop reading Other times i just can t follow it and I don t think it is very interesting Also there was way too much detailing at times Overall I liked rather than disliked the style of writing


  10. Emma Emma says:

    Sixteen year old Grace Kelly Cook is so ready to start college where she can ditch her geeky high school image and finally get away from her overbearing, overprotective, over the top mother After graduating early and earning a free ride to her dream college, it seems like all of Grace Kelly s dreams are coming true.But starting fresh is going to take a lotthan some strategic online searches.At the behest of her breezy, free spirit roommate, Grace Kelly agrees to rush the Alphas the elite Sixteen year old Grace Kelly Cook is so ready to start college where she can ditch her geeky high school image and finally get away from her overbearing, overprotective, over the top mother After graduating early and earning a free ride to her dream college, it seems like all of Grace Kelly s dreams are coming true.But starting fresh is going to take a lotthan some strategic online searches.At the behest of her breezy, free spirit roommate, Grace Kelly agrees to rush the Alphas the elite, friendly sorority that values academicsthan good looks It sounds like a match made in heaven and, much to her surprise, Grace Kelly finds that she s prepared to do anything it takes to become an Alpha even if it means telling a major lie and jeopardizing her other friendships.On top of all that, Grace Kelly will have to complete the Alpha Bet a secret set of alphabetical tasks to prove her loyalty to the sisters and her dedication to the sorority Between being a pledge, college classes, and navigating the murky waters of her first college crush Grace Kelly is in for quite a year in The Alpha Bet 2010 by Stephanie Hale.The Alpha Bet is a cute book about a girl facing the triple threat of college life, growing up, and understanding her family All at the same time While she s sixteen That might sound like an unlikely scenario which, basically, sums up the overall feel of the book improbable.While Grace Kelly was an adorable heroine, a lot of her personality never felt real Even the fact that she went by the name Grace Kelly seemed odd why not Grace Why not Kelly Why is her nickname when she gets one GK The names in the book in general were over the top for reasons that remain unknown The premise was interesting, but a lot of the actual Alpha Bet tasks were glossed over in favor of other aspects of the plot It would have been fun to knowabout all of the tasks, but it was not meant to be The book also makes a big production of Grace Kelly s being a science geek only to unceremoniously drop that thread by the end of the story.While everyone loves a light read with a happy ending, The Alpha Bet was too saccharin and too simple the nice characters were unerringly sweet and could do no wrong while the bad characters were awful Although it was often overly simplified, Hale has created an interesting story that will pique the interest of any readers who find Greek life intriguing.Possible Pairings Sea Change by Aimee Friedman, How To Steal a Car by Pete Hautman, Confessions of a Not It Girl by Melissa Kantor, Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter


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